vs. Southern Lab
7 p.m. at A.W. Mumford Stadium
RECORDS: Archbishop Hannan 4-0, 0-0 in 7-1A; Southern Lab 4-1, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Hannan beat Pine Prairie, 52-16; Southern Lab beat Glen Oaks, 44-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: HANNAN: WB Korey Zeigler, RB Michael Froeba; SOUTHERN LAB: QB Deonte Shorts, OLB Samuel Forest, OG Myron Jackson-Green, LB Leroy Dekes.
NOTEWORTHY: Lab played its home game last week against Glen Oaks at GOHS because of work on the track at A.W. Mumford Stadium. Fittingly, the Kittens happen to be celebrating homecoming Friday. ... This is a 7-1A opener for both. ... Lab is ranked eighth in the 1A state poll. Hannan is receiving votes. ... Hannan has scored at least 41 points in three of its four wins and has won all four games by double figures. Zeigler accounted for four touchdowns in last week’s win, three passing and one rushing.
Brusly at E.D. White
7 p.m. at E.D. White-Thibodaux
RECORDS: Brusly 4-1, 0-0 in 7-3A; E.D. White 4-1, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Brusly lost to Livonia, 13-12; E.D. White lost to Central Lafourche, 20-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: BRUSLY: WR Landon Andre, RB Jalen Green, DE Joseph Fishburn, DE Chris Battiste; E.D. WHITE: LB Geoffrey Hebert, LB Stephen Lebouef, SE Colby Masse, QB Benton Arceneaux.
NOTEWORTHY: Brusly couldn’t hang on after building an early 12-0 lead in last week’s matchup of unbeatens. The Panthers moved up to No. 8 in the 3A poll despite the loss. ... This is a 7-3A opener. ... After racing to a 4-0 start, E.D. White’s last-gasp drive last week stalled deep in Central Lafourche territory.
at Mount Hermon
7 p.m. at Mount Hermon
RECORDS: Christian Life 2-3, 0-0 in 7-1A; Mount Hermon 1-3, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Christian Life beat Ascension Christian, 35-7; Mount Hermon lost to Pine, 45-8.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CHRISTIAN LIFE: RB Dameion Lee, LB Langston Adams, DE RJ Hertzog, QB Trey Fisher, RB/DB Malik Harrison; MOUNT HERMON: not available.
NOTEWORTHY: Christian Life opens 7-1A action looking to duplicate some of the success it had in the league last year, when the Crusaders went 4-1 to finish second in the standings. ... Mount Hermon’s only win in nondistrict action was a 30-22 win against Ridgewood in Week 2. ... Caleb Domingue, who suffered a high ankle sprain early in the season, returns to full-time duty after being limited last week.
Capitol at Dunham
7 p.m. at Dunham Stadium, off Siegen Lane
RECORDS: Dunham 3-2, 0-0 in 7-2A; Capitol 1-4, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Dunham beat Vermilion Catholic, 21-20; Capitol lost to East St. John, 41-20.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: DUNHAM: CB Abraham Wallace, QB Nick Nezami, WR Grayson Dominigue, P Julian LaPrairie, RB/SS Austin Henriksen, DE Ned Strasner; CAPITOL: QB Anthony Thomas, RB Jamar Robertson, CB Roydarius Magee, WR/LB Cedric Whitfield, WR/CB Darius Stampley.
NOTEWORTHY: Dunham scored 14 unanswered points in the second half last week to stop 2011 state semifinalist Vermilion Catholic’s 18-game regular-season winning streak. That brings the Tigers into 7-2A play having won two in a row. ... Grayson Domingue has 252 yards receiving on 12 catches. ... Capitol football coach Damieon Mills was relieved of his duties earlier this week. First-year basketball coach Claude Coleman has stepped in for Mills and takes over on an interim basis.
at Parkview Baptist
7 p.m. at PBS
RECORDS: East Feliciana 2-2; Parkview 4-0.
LAST WEEK: East Feliciana lost to Salmen, 19-12; Parkview beat Catholic, 39-34.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST FELICIANA: QB/LB/TE Kendell Beckwith, QB/WR Thocorrence Hawkins, OL/DL Dequan Franklin, DB Colbey Franklin, WR/DB Danny Johnson, OL/DL Christopher Young; PARKVIEW: QB Brennan Bozeman, WR/P Tom Wing, DB/WR Austin Suits, DB Tee Sparrow, OL Austin Spiece, OL Adam Tarver, RB Erik Martinez, LB Ridge Womack, DE-NG Alex Ginn, DE-NG Victor Guiterrez.
NOTEWORTHY: District 6-3A opener for both teams. ... EFHS’ Beckwith is the cousin of former PBS and LSU standout Dary Beckwith and is considered to be one of the state’s top recruits. ... Wing, the younger brother of LSU punter Brad Wing, caught the game-winning TD pass for PBS last week. ... EFHS needs to minimize its mistakes after giving up a TD on special teams and via a fumble last week. ... Beckwith, one of the state’s top recruits, has not made any official recruiting visits, says EFHS coach Cedric Anderson.
at White Castle
7 p.m. at White Castle
RECORDS: East Iberville 2-2, 0-0 in 9-1A; White Castle 4-1, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: East Iberville beat West Lincoln (Miss.), 41-13; White Castle beat Port Allen, 50-45.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EAST IBERVILLE: Javonta Sherman, RB Joseph Bailey, SS Casey Bolfa, DE Adrian Cummings, QB Junius Chong, WR Darryl Ingram, WR Lamont Kerr; WHITE CASTLE: WR/DB Robert Franklin, OL/DL Curtis Jones, FB Dejour Chaney, OT/DE Andre Prevot.
NOTEWORTHY: East Iberville makes the short trip from St. Gabriel to open 9-1A play. The Tigers ended nondistrict action with their highest point total in four games. ... White Castle averaged 39.2 points in its five predistrict games. The Bulldogs scored 96 in the past two.
Episcopal at University
7 p.m. at Boss Field/Gill Stadium
RECORDS: Episcopal 3-1, 0-0 in 7-2A; University 4-1, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Episcopal lost to Many, 28-17; University beat Live Oak, 26-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: EPISCOPAL: LB Turner Graham, DE Blake Chandler, TE/LB Polk Kellam, OT/DT Charlie O’Brien, RB/S James Davis, K/P Austin Couvillion; UNIVERSITY: WR D’Vante Dotson, OL Garrett Brumfield, OL Andrew Stovall, DL Frank Leonard, DL John Guidry, LB Jake Wharton.
NOTEWORTHY: University, ranked fourth in the state poll, opens 7-2A action against Episcopal looking to repeat as district champs. ... The Cubs and Knights combined for a record of 23-3 last year. Each team advanced to the state quarterfinals. .. Nick Brossette rushed for three touchdowns last week to help U-High ice the victory over Live Oak. ... Last week’s loss kept Episcopal from achieving its third straight perfect finish in nondistrict play.... U-High has won 14 of the past 15 against its crosstown rival.
Livonia at Rayne
7 p.m. at Rayne
RECORDS: Livonia 5-0, 0-0 in 5-3A; Rayne 5-0, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Livonia beat Brusly, 13-12; Rayne beat South Beauregard, 14-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIVONIA: QB Kerry Savoy, QB Ben Todd, DB Orlando Gremillion, DB Darius Hammond; RAYNE: QB Clarence Leger, RB Jalen Williams.
NOTEWORTHY: Both teams are unbeaten entering their 5-3A opener for the second year in a row. Livonia is ranked fifth and Rayne seventh. ... Livonia plays its second of three straight games against ranked opponents. The Wildcats beat No. 8 Brusly last week and play No. 2 Eunice next week. ... Williams led Rayne in last week’s win with 145 yards rushing.
Loranger at Albany
7 p.m. at Albany
RECORDS: Loranger 4-0, 0-0 in 8-3A; Albany 1-3, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Loranger beat St. Thomas Aquinas, 39-19; Albany beat St. Helena, 16-12.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LORANGER: QB/DB Jeryl Brazil, RB Miguel Toefield, LB Justin Zanders, WR/DB Jake Ingraffia; ALBANY: QB Louis Sansovich, WR Dylan Kinchen, C Dakota Arnold, DB Branson Nicolosi.
NOTEWORTHY: Albany receiver Tanner House, who had 23 catches for 497 yards through three games, is out for the remainder of the season with a lacerated liver. Albany coach Brad Ficklin hopes Kinchen can step into House’s role. ... This is an 8-3A opener. ... Loranger, ranked third in the 3A state poll, completed its second straight unbeaten nondistrict season. ... Brazil is one of the nation’s top sprinters in track and field and is committed to play defensive back for LSU.
Redemptorist at Northeast
7 p.m. at Northeast
RECORDS: Redemptorist 0-4 0-0 in 7-2A; Northeast 2-2, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: Redemptorist lost to Calvary, 56-7; Northeast beat Varnado, 23-6.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: REDEMPTORIST: WR/S Russell Gage, OL/FB Armand White, WR/S Juwuan Sanders, LB Germaine Forman; NORTHEAST: RB Dominique Yates, QB Darryl Adams, OG Jon Chatman, LB David Chatman.
NOTEWORTHY: Redemptorist enters this 7-2A opener having lost all four nondistrict games by double figures. ... Yates and tight end Deandre Emory return to action for Northeast after missing last week’s game with injuries. ... Jon Chatman scored last week on a 70-yard fumble return.
St. Charles Catholic
7 p.m. at Boutte Stadium-Donaldsonville
RECORDS: St. Charles 2-2, 0-0 in 7-3A; Donaldsonville 1-4, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: St. Charles beat Jeanerette, 55-0; Donaldsonville lost to Block, 23-18.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. CHARLES: QB Jemal Batiste, RB Erron Lewis, RB Austin Weber, DE Luke Jackson; DONALDSONVILLE: WR Stephen Sullivan, QB/DB Leondre James, LB Drew Rosemond.
NOTEWORTHY: Sullivan has 32 catches for 333 yards and three touchdowns. ... Lewis has 327 yards rushing and five touchdowns on 33 carries. Weber has 239 yards rushing with five touchdowns on 29 carries. ... Donaldsonville is celebrating “Military Appreciation” this week. ... St. Charles is ranked sixth in the 3A state poll. The Comets have bounced back from their first two losses since the 2010 playoffs with back-to-back wins.
at Catholic-Pointe Coupee
7 p.m. at NRG Field at Community Park in New Roads
RECORDS: St. Edmund 3-2, 1-1 in 6-1A; Catholic-Pointe Coupee 3-2, 1-1.
LAST WEEK: St. Edmund beat False River, 40-12; Catholic-PC lost to Sacred Heart-Ville Platte, 33-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. EDMUND: QB Perry Pitre, RB Austin Lafleur; CATHOLIC-PC: WR/DB Cornell Green, RB/LB Aaron Fabre, LB Kyle Hawkins, DE Darius Munson, WR/FS Jacob Juge.
NOTEWORTHY: Catholic-PC opens the new NRG Field on homecoming night. The Hornets played their final game at the old Community Park stadium two weeks ago. ... Pitre threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more in last week’s win. Lafleur had 115 yards rushing on 15 carries.
St. James at Port Allen
7 p.m. at Otwell Stadium
RECORDS: St. James 0-4, 0-0 in 7-3A; Port Allen 3-1, 0-0.
LAST WEEK: St. James lost to Assumption, 34-0; Port Allen lost to White Castle, 50-45.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: ST. JAMES: WR/DB Shaquille Narcisse, FB/LB Seth Keller, SE/DB Rashaan Dennis, OL/DL De’Jon Winchester; PORT ALLEN: DE Earl Bridgewater, James Jones, RB Jestin Kelly, OT Brent Decuir, OG Blake Carr, DB Caleb Johnson.
NOTEWORTHY: Port Allen begins 7-3A play with its fourth straight home game. The Pelicans opened the season at Pointe Coupee Central. ... St. James looks to get on track following a nondistrict schedule that included one 5A opponent and two 4A foes.... Kelly has rushed for 581 yards and 10 touchdowns on 79 carries. Claiborne has passed for 504 yards and rushed for 253. ... Port Allen has a turnover differential of minus-9 through four games. The Pelicans turned the ball over six times vs. White Castle last week.
West Feliciana at Baker
7 p.m. at Baker’s Wedge Kyes Stadium
RECORDS: West Feliciana 4-1; Baker 0-5.
LAST WEEK: West Feliciana lost to Zachary, 36-21; Baker lost to Vidalia, 10-7.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: WEST FELICIANA: OL Brandon Jones, DL Deshawn Seymore, DL Trey Eames, RB Tre Bayley, TE Lance Monroe; BAKER: RB/DB Michael Gosserand, QB/WRDarius Neff, OL/DL David May, DL/TE Gary Black.
NOTEWORTHY: Another District 6-3A opener. ... After suffering its first loss last week to 5A Zachary, WFHS is still receiving votes in the Class 3A football poll. ... Baker missed picking up its first win last week when two long TD defensive returns by Gosserand, one that covered more than 90 yards. ... WFHS’ Dennis Bell Dedrick Cobb and Devin Bailey combined to rush for 221 yards last week. ... Bell also passed for 109 yards.
at Oak Forest
7 p.m. at Oak Forest Academy-Amite
RECORDS: Central Private 2-5, 0-2 in District 6-2A; Oak Forest 2-4, 0-2.
LAST WEEK: Central Private lost to Trinity Episcopal, 40-6; Oak Forest beat Brookhaven Academy, 35-21.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: CENTRAL PRIVATE: OL/DL Rhett Sequin, TE/LB Mason O’Quinn, LB/RB Mason Jordan, QB/DB Ryan Bowman; OAK FOREST ACADEMY: RB Sam Bourgeois, RB Rhase Riggins, CB-SB Dave Smith, DE Austin Lee.
NOTEWORTHY: Amite-based Oak Forest beat No 5-ranked Brookhaven in nondistrict last week and like CPS seeks its first 6-2A victory. ... Central Private has lost five straight since winning its first two games. ... Sequin, a junior, is a four-year starter for Central Private. ... CPS coach Mike Longmire said the Rebels will dress out 22 players. ... Bourgeois ran for 138 yards on 32 carries and scored two TDs last week to help OFA snap a four-game losing streak. ... Reggins added 105 rushing yards and two more TDs for the Yellow Jackets.
Copiah at Silliman
7 p.m. at Silliman Institute-Clinton
RECORDS: Copiah Education Foundation 0-7; Silliman 4-3.
LAST WEEK: Copiah lost to Starkville Academy, 53-0; Silliman beat Bowling Green School, 21-14.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: COPIAH: OL/LB Doug Strait, WR/DB Bryce Berry, OL/DE Ty Quick, TE/LB Justin Edwards; SILLIMAN: OL/DL Michael Austin, OL/DL Brady Brian, OL/DL Jordan Talley OL/DL Jozie Milton, QB/DB Cobb Kelly, RB Zach Kelly, WR/RB/DB Trey Rockforte.
NOTEWORTHY: Mississippi High School Magazine and Southern Sports and Travel website made Silliman’s Cobb Kelly its MAIS player of the week last week. Kelly has already visited Nicholls State and has several other visits planned, including one to Army. ... Copiah is an MAIS 3A school and is a pass-oriented team. ... Mississippi State’s Kelton Smith was Copiah’s star last season, tallying 270 total yards against Silliman.